In a recent episode of Tricycle Talks, writer, translator, and teacher Ken McLeod discusses the importance of sacrifice and submission in Vajrayana practice.
Jamgon Kongtrul, the Man and the Myth
In telling the story of one of Tibetan Buddhism’s most influential scholars, a biographer reminds us to see great teachers—past and present—as human beings.
3D Printing Reality
A Tibetan Buddhist teacher is helping Westerners get a clearer picture of the Wheel of Time mandala with a three-dimensional model.
An American Tantra
With Modern Tantric Buddhism, Justin von Budjoss aims to make Vajrayana authentically our own.
Let Mind Nature Be Your Guru through Mystical Devotion
An esoteric song traces the path from outward faith to a direct experience of knowing itself.
The Vidyadhara Vow: Reading the Small Print of the Vajrayana
A Guest Post by Lama Jhampa Thaye. Lama Jhampa’s most recent post on the Tricycle Blog can be found here. Although we usually think of the Vajrayana, the system of practice derived from the esoteric teachings…
What is Meant by “Empowerment”?
We talk a lot about “empowerment” in the Vajrayana and it is important to understand exactly what that means. To receive empowerment doesn’t mean that someone grants you the power to escape from your life, or…
Shinnyo-en’s Boundless Prayer Ceremony: the Saisho Homa
Because we commonly associate Vajrayana Buddhism with Tibet, it can surprise some that forms of Vajrayana have persisted in Japan as well. One historical center of Japanese Vajrayana is Daigoji monastery, home of the Daigo school…
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